Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Female Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

There is, I think, a charming serenity in this shot. I am also drawn to the contrast between the delicacy of the bird's plumage and the harsh reality of the haw thorns and the cold efficiency of the bird's feet.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm L IS USM lens, 1/85th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 500